Dealing With A Bleeding Wound

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What do I do if a hiker is injured and bleeding?

Dealing With A Bleeding Wound

In the event you or someone in your hiking team gets cut and is bleeding, place a clean cloth over the wound and firmly apply pressure for 7-10 minutes. Do not replace the cloth if the blood soaks through. This may cause further damage to the skin. Instead, add more cloth. Elevate the wound so that it is above the level of the heart, if possible. Do your best to get the victim to medical professional as soon as possible.

   

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